The first generic versions of Zyprexa® have hit the market, after the FDA approved generic olanzapine tablets and oral disintegrating tablets about 3 weeks ago. This is a welcome addition to the lineup of generic antipsychotics, as Zyprexa® is one of the more expensive antipsychotics on the market.
However, so far the cost savings are minimal. For example, the average wholesale price (AWP) for generic olanzapine 5 mg is $13.20 per tablet, compared to just $14.68 per tablet for brand Zyprexa® 5 mg. The generic olanzapine oral disintegrating tablets (5 mg) are around $14 per tablet, while brand Zyprexa Zydis® 5 mg will cost $15.86 per tablet.
When it is appropriate for your hospice patients, continue to use the less expensive antipsychotics such as haloperidol and risperidone.
|This is really sad.The reosan i worked in the NHS instead of becoming a banker likemy cousin was because it thought it would be less Capitalistic .People not (just) profitsThe NHS has some of the most decent and kind people, that i have ever met.They care.Unlike Capitalists, many of whom don't give a damn about people.We can see that in how they regularly sack thousands.The problem is that Capitalism corrupts everything.It's true that money is important. Financial concerns matter also.However the dignity and high esteem that a human being deservesit totally missing from Capitalism.It's all about the money.
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|He has been smoking for so long, it would be like tankig his medicine away.Why would you want to take his medicine away just because you don't like something? Think of him.
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